Practice Area:Health Law
Abbey Friedler is an associate in Summit Health Law Partners’ Health Law practice. She primarily advises hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians, and other health care providers and suppliers on a range of regulatory matters, including fraud and abuse laws and issues related to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, data privacy and security, compliance planning and policy development, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, and government investigations and enforcement actions. Abbey also has extensive experience advising businesses and prospective licensees on medical and recreational marijuana/cannabis law and policy.
Prior to joining Summit Health Law Partners, Abbey worked at Boston Children’s Hospital in various roles. Most recently, she was a Contracts Specialist in the Technology & Innovation Development Office where she was responsible for drafting and negotiating a variety of basic science and clinical research agreements. Abbey has interned with the Honorable Elspeth B. Cypher, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. While in law school, Abbey served as an articles editor on the Suffolk University Law Review.
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2014, cum laude
Boston College, B.A., 2005
Awards & Recognitions
Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2018-2019*
COURT / BAR ADMISSIONS
Clinical trials and research contracting; Compliance program development and counseling; Contract negotiations; Corporate formation, joint ventures, affiliations, other business arrangements; Fraud & abuse compliance; Government investigations; Graduate medical education compliance; HIPAA; Marijuana/cannabis law and policy; Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement; Patient care issues; Payor contracting; Risk management/liability; Regulatory compliance; Telemedicine/e-health; 340B Drug Pricing Program best practices and compliance
Academic Medical Centers; Community Hospitals; Allied Health Professionals; Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Clinical Laboratories; Emergency Transport Providers; Independent & Assisted Living; Physicians; Pharmacies; Skilled Nursing; Marijuana/Cannabis Businesses
American Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Boston Bar Association
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
Stark Law Update, American Association of Physician Liaisons Regional Meeting (October 2018)
Basic Introduction to the Stark Law, Massachusetts Medical Society (March 2017)
The 340B Drug Pricing Program: Practical Tips to Ensure Compliance, The Knowledge Group webinar (January 2017)
Cyber Law—Dismissing Employer’s Claim Under the CFAA Against Former Employees Who Allegedly Misappropriated Trade Secrets—WEC Carolina Energy Solutions LLC v. Miller, 687 F.3d 199 (4th Cir. 2012), cert. dismissed, 133 S. Ct. 831, 46 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 1261 (2013).
Antitrust Law—Rejecting the “Scope of the Patent” Test in Analysis of Reverse Payments in Pharmaceutical Industry—In re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation, 686 F.3d 197 (3d Cir.), petition for cert. filed, 81 U.S.L.W. 3090 (U.S. Aug. 29, 2012) (No. 12-265); 81 U.S.L.W. 3090 (U.S. Aug. 24, 2012) (No. 12-245), 46 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 729 (2013).
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- Represented medical and recreational marijuana/cannabis businesses in corporate formation, securing regulatory and licensing approvals, and operational matters
- Counseled 340B hospital and specialty clinic covered entities on regulatory compliance and contractual matters, including internal audit investigations, self-reporting to HRSA, and contract pharmacy arrangements
- Assisted physician group practices in developing HIPAA compliance protocols and procedures
- Advised large hospital system on licensure strategy in connection with acquisition of additional regional hospitals
- Assisted in defending community hospital in government investigation concerning clinical laboratory practices
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